Our Donors

Corporate, foundation and organization supporters

Many thanks to these generous supporters of City Lights! Here’s a partial list.

Additional support comes from these friends of City Lights:
The Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust
Kieve Foundation

Individual Donors

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The Inspiration Circle ($75,000+)

  • City Of San Jose, Office Cultural Affairs
  • Nancy B. Coleman and Paul M. Resch
  • State of California, Shuttered Venues Grant
  • US Small Business Administration; Shuttered Venues Operators Grant

The Trailblazers ($50,000+)

  • The William And Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Urban Community

The Groundbreakers ($25,000+)

  • Jim Lewis
  • The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
  • The Shubert Foundation

The Innovators ($10,000+)

  • Adobe Employee Matching Program
  • Applied Materials Foundation
  • Armanino LLP
  • Rich Braugh
  • Lauren Doyle
  • Google Corporation
  • Google Matching Gifts
  • Arnie Kamrin and Katie Wilson
  • Kuechler-Montes De Oca Family Fund, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Sandra Moll and Rick Holden
  • Silicon Valley Creates
  • State of California Small Business Relief
  • Mary Lou Torre and Richard Hagan
  • US Small Business Administration; EIDL Targeted Advance
  • Wanda Kownacki Fund, a donor advised fund

The Game Changers ($5,000+)

  • Apple Matching Gifts Fund
  • Marv & Bonnie Bamburg
  • Constance & Paul Boulay*
  • Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust
  • IBM Matching Gifts Program
  • Anonymous
  • Charlie McCollum
  • Mission City Community Fund
  • Clint Moore
  • Michelle Singh
  • Wisteria Foundation

The Movers & Shakers ($2,500+)

  • Dale Albright
  • Rachel & Tom Bakker
  • Cheryl Booton and Bob Mannell
  • Rick & Violet Boyle
  • Dave & Jeff Chandler
  • Karen DeHart
  • Virginia Drake
  • David and Cheryl Heiman
  • The Ironman Foundation
  • Christy Martin & Cindy Melter
  • Lyle Merithew and Sandy Swirsky
  • Caitlin Papp
  • Matt & Samantha Resch
  • Carl & Marianne Salas
  • San Jose Water Company
  • Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation
  • Chloe Shipp*
  • Larry & Carmen Stone

The Engagers ($1000+)

  • Deb and Paul Anderson
  • Cheryl Barker
  • Barry Swenson Builder
  • Lori Bartczal
  • Tom and Larel Bondi
  • Kristin Brownstone*
  • Steven & Karin Chase
  • Sarah Clish*
  • The Joel Dean Foundation
  • Chris del Pilar
  • Bob Diamond*
  • Laura and Glenn Ellingson
  • The Goldfelt Fund
  • David & Kate Gross
  • Joyce Gross
  • Erik Gutfeldt
  • Benjamin Hemmen
  • Anonymous
  • Cayce Hill & Joe Zullo
  • Anonymous
  • Eric Jacobsen
  • Sandra Jozefowicz
  • Jonathan Karpf and Kathleen Zaretsky*
  • The Kieve Foundation (in memory of Carl Cookson)
  • Kate & Tim Leehane
  • Scott Mangelson & Heidi Tucker
  • Maria & Steve Marquis
  • Mitchell Giving Fund, a donor advised fund
  • Douglas and Julia Moore
  • Gillian Moran
  • Betsy Moulds, in memory of Steven P. Moulds
  • Ross Nelson*
  • Netflix Matching Gifts
  • Cheryl Pittenger
  • Anonymous, in honor of Christy Martin
  • Glenn Reed
  • Jim Barton & Kathy Schlepphorst
  • John & Amanda Straigis
  • Anita Kapadia and Feroze Taraporevala
  • TheatreDNA
  • Carol & Dan Turner*
  • Patricia Tyler & Ben Marks
  • Geri Weimers
  • Nancy Wheeler
  • Suzanne Wittrig and Alfonso Banuelos

The Dreamers ($500+)

  • Martha C. Beattie
  • Susan Benjamin
  • Jason and Laura Bennert
  • Lisa Buchanan
  • Gary & Janice Cherrier
  • Alex Crumlin
  • William Ereneta*
  • Martin & Barbara Fishman
  • Dan Flynn
  • Carol Garvey*
  • The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
  • Steve Grant and Marni Kamzan
  • Phil and Diane Griego
  • Angie Higgins & Tom Shamrell
  • Dan Hill
  • Sonya and Robert Hubenette
  • Skip Huffman & Josie Burgin Lawson
  • Intel Matching Gifts
  • Richard James
  • James Kleinrath & Melody Singleton
  • Johnny & Katie Kolasinski
  • Ken Krechmer & Elaine Baskin
  • Terry & Bill Krivan
  • Cliff Maas
  • Linda Mallette and Dominick Libonati
  • Lisa Mallette
  • David May
  • Derek McCaw, in memory of Patricia McCaw
  • Marc & Laura McGeever
  • Charlie & Jean Platner Mendoza
  • Christine Mengarelli and Dale Elliott
  • Douglas and Julia Moore
  • Barbara Murray*
  • Peralta Painting
  • Maryellen Petrich*
  • Barbara Reynolds
  • San Jose Dance Theatre
  • Karina Sanchez
  • Sempra Engery Matching Fund
  • Ellen and Bryan Shaner*
  • The Goldman/Singer Family Fund
  • The Thermond Philanthropy Fund
  • Damian I. Vega
  • Susan Zaslaw and Martin Liss*

The Doers ($250+)

  • Kerry Adams-Hapner
  • Amazon Smile Program
  • Anonymous
  • Nancy & Clayton Bavor
  • Thomas Becker
  • Dena Behnam
  • David Buseck-Linda Levine Gift Fund
  • Kirsten Brandt
  • Rosalee and Bob Clarke*
  • Helen Conway
  • Pat and Chuck Corr
  • Bill and Alicia Davidovich
  • Determined Readers
  • Ramon & Jennifer Diaz-Arrastia
  • Carol and Ken Emmons
  • Deborah Franchi, in honor of Denise Heick
  • Richard Enos & Don Gaskin
  • Barbara Goldstein
  • Kenneth Gott
  • Tom Gough and Luisa Sermol
  • Marcia Gugenheim
  • Jacquelyn K. Hall Trust Fund, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Gary Hubbard
  • Intuitive Foundation
  • Kathleen Kawakami
  • Keith Garvey Good Democrat Foundation
  • Gary & Janet Lee
  • Sue Ann Lorig
  • Amoreena Lucero*
  • Tom MaCrostie
  • Maggie & John McLoughlin
  • Mary & Robin Melnick
  • Michael Mitnick, in honor of Lisa Mallette
  • Jason Molenda
  • Guy & Vikki Norton
  • Lee Ann Payne & Chris Reber
  • Amy and Sal Pizarro
  • DeAnna Pursai
  • Joanna Rauh
  • Julia Sachon
  • Elizabeth Santana
  • Theresia & Thomas Sawyer
  • Pamela Schulz
  • Don and Barbara Snyder
  • Neville & Sally Spadafore
  • Jonathan & Tonya Suker Benevolence Fund
  • Victoria Taketa
  • Meg & Art Taylor
  • Elizabeth Vega
  • Agnes Wong
  • Paul and Anne Younan

The Believers ($100+)

  • Paula Acree
  • Ameriprise Employee Giving Program
  • Char Balanesi
  • Mary Baronitis
  • Vinita Belani
  • Lisa Beyersdoerfer
  • Carson Blickenstaff
  • Alida Bray
  • Lynne Brown
  • Sarah Butler
  • Alyssa Byrkit
  • Robert Campbell
  • Barbara Cannon
  • Lou Caputo & Rose Eufinger Charitable Trust
  • Constance Carpenter
  • Kelly Cash
  • John & Agnes Caulfield
  • Chris & Terry Chapman
  • Anie Clark
  • Patricia Clinkenbeard
  • Darryl and Carolyn Compton
  • Jeanette Cowan
  • Steve & Suzanne Cowan
  • Dianne & John Daly
  • D’Ann Darling
  • Jane Decker
  • George & Debra Doeltz
  • Hon. Stephen Driscoll
  • April Durrett & Matthew Reilly
  • eBay Foundation
  • Brad Eggleston
  • AJ Eiserloh & Emily Schwing
  • Karen English
  • Jerald Enos
  • Cathy Lynn Erikson
  • Cindy Faulkner
  • Christina Floyd
  • Barbara Fraser
  • Jane Frommer and Stephen Boyer
  • Chris Frye & Alex McKale
  • Irinia Gabudean
  • Steven & Dawn Gerdt
  • Kevin and Noelle GM Gibbs
  • Kate Grant
  • Michael Haggerty-Villa
  • Scott Harline & Karyn Rondeau
  • Nicole Hawkins
  • Denise & Jim Heick
  • David Heine & Chrisula Bloore
  • Rose & John Henderson
  • Brian and Jocelyn Herndon
  • Vasanthi Holtcamp
  • Alexis Horozan
  • Marilynn Host
  • Dalia Hughes
  • Lynette Nikki Huth
  • Mary Idso
  • Mohamed Ismail & Jessica Whittemore
  • Jon Jenkins and Renee Schell
  • Russell Johnson
  • Zareen Khan
  • Cathy & Kevin Kimball
  • Harvey & Perla Kohs
  • Sandra Krakowski
  • Jon Kull
  • Cheryl Lander
  • Jan Laskowski
  • Dirk Leatherman
  • Dane K. Lentz
  • Karen Leonard
  • George J. Leonard
  • Roy Leonard
  • Sarah Levy
  • Ted Lorraine
  • Thomas & Nancy Lucid
  • Nick Mandracchia
  • Susan & Jack Marquis
  • Jim & Christina Martin
  • Susan & Charles Martin
  • Matt Matthews
  • Gary & Debbi Maxwell
  • Bill McCraw & Janet Muscio
  • Hugh & Debbie McDevitt
  • Spencer McLintock
  • Anonymous
  • Justina McSherry & Gary Hiron
  • William Medlin
  • Shareen Merriam
  • Michael Miller
  • E Mireault
  • Victoria Moore
  • Teresa & Dan Morley
  • Cindy & Rob Newberry
  • Nvidia Matching Gifts
  • Molly & James Olivas
  • Pintuna Inc.
  • Margo Pizzo
  • Alex Powers
  • Anonymous
  • Raegena Raymond-Brunker & Kris Brunker
  • James Reber
  • Kelly Rinehart & Fred Pitts
  • Jean & Eric Rodas
  • Nick Rodrigues
  • Rotary Club of San Jose
  • Marko Rukonic
  • Barbara Sancen
  • Carol Shall, in honor of Christy Martin
  • Cheri Silveira Moliere
  • Joe Singer*
  • Christopher Slater
  • Jan Smick
  • Andrew Smith
  • Dane & Marnie Snow
  • Stanek Giving Fund, a donor advised fund
  • Alison Steel
  • Laura Sternberg
  • Louis Stone-Collonge
  • Cathy Stonie
  • Crhistina Sturken
  • In honor of LTC & Mrs John Swensson: USA, Ret
  • John & Cici Teter
  • Victoria Tran Sood
  • Varian Medical Systems Matching Gifts
  • Arie Vayner
  • Richard Warshawsky
  • Shannon Wass
  • Holly Weber
  • Nancy & Bob Weeks
  • Stephen Weir
  • Ezra White
  • James Williams
  • Melonie Wilson
  • Gerrye and Calvin Wong
  • Erin Young
  • Christine Zillman

*Sustained Giving Program

Those donors marked with an asterisk (*) are members of City Lights’ Sustained Giving Program, and have their donations charged automatically each month to provide invaluable, ongoing support throughout the year.

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